VH-TQP. Fokker F.27-6152. c/n 10387.


Third of four aircraft ordered new by TAA - June 13, 1967

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FNK - December 16, 1968

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker

First flown as PH-FNK - December 17, 1968

Accepted by T.A.A. at Schiphol - December 24, 1968

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TQP - December 24, 1968

Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission

Cancelled from Dutch Aircraft Register - December 24, 1968

Departed Amsterdam on delivery flight - December 27, 1968

Delivery route: Amsterdam-Brindisi-Athens-Damascus-Bahrain-Karachi-Delhi-Calcutta-

Bangkok-Singapore-Denpasar-Darwin-Alice Springs-Melbourne

Arrived Melbourne at conclusion of delivery flight - January 3, 1969

Flight crew: Capts D. Bolton & H. Collins

Aircraft was named 'John McKinley'

Operated first revenue service with T.A.A. - January 10, 1969

Repainted into the 'blue tail' livery at Essendon Airport - March 1970

Was the 7th T.A.A. Friendship to be repainted into the new livery

Withdrawn from service and stored at Melbourne - 1983

Sold to Scandinavian Airlines System - May 25, 1984

Aircraft was named 'Vigge Viking'

Departed Melbourne on delivery flight to S.A.S. - July 11, 1984

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 26, 1984

Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-IRG - November 28, 1984

Sold to Aircraft Finance & Trading - December 6, 1989

Sold to Federal Express Corporation - December 6, 1989

Entered onto Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FNK - March 13, 1990

Registered to Aircraft Finance & Trading

Entered onto UK Aircraft Register as G-FEAD - March 22, 1990

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - March 23, 1990

Cancelled from U.K. Aircraft Register - May 5, 1992

Entered onto U.S. Aircraft Register as N741FE - May 5, 1992

Registered to Federal Express Corporation, USA

Leased to Empire Airlines and still in service - 2005


VH-TQP. TAA - in the 'white tail' livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, January 1969.

VH-TQP. TAA - in the 'white-tail' livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, March 1969.

VH-TQP. TAA - in the 'white-tail' livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, February 1970.

VH-TQP. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the 'blue tail' livery Canberra Airport, March 1978.

VH-TQP. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the 'blue tail' livery Melbourne Airport, October 1979.

VH-TQP. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the 'blue tail' livery Melbourne Airport, November 1979.

VH-TQP. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the 'blue tail' livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1980.

VH-TQP. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the 'blue tail' livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1980.

VH-TQP. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the 'blue tail' livery at Brisbane Airport, March 1980.

VH-TQP. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the 'blue tail' livery at Brisbane Airport, September 1982.

VH-TQP. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the 'blue tail' livery at Melbourne Airport, June 1983.

VH-TQP. TAA - in the basic livery without titles or markings at Melbourne Airport, July 1984.

SE-IRG. Scandinavian Eurolink - in the full livery at Stockholm Airport, April 1989.

G-FEAD. Fedex Europe - in the old livery at unknown airport, May 1990.

G-FEAD. Fedex Europe - in the old livery, location and date unknown.

G-FEAD. Fedex Europe - in the old livery at unknown airport, November 1991.